Bellx Trainers Forgo Morphettville Race for Saturday’s VRC St Leger
MELBOURNE, Victoria – Bellx is among the nominees for the 2,000-metre Australasian Oaks. This competition slated on May 9 will take place at the Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide. Bellx and her team could take home $500,000 worth of prize money if they win the horse race. However, trainers of the brown-coloured filly opted to withdraw their participation in the Australasian Oaks.
One of Bellx’s trainers, Tom Dabernig, confirmed that they had decided to step out of the competition to join the Listed VRC St Leger instead. This horse race will happen on Saturday, April 25, at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Also, the VRC St Leger features a longer race distance of 2,800 metres. According to the news by Australian horse betting news and tips website JustHorseRacing.com.au, winners of the listed competition for three-year-old racehorses can take home $200,000 worth of cash prize.
Furthermore, the Victoria Racing Club conducts the VRC St Leger. In Australia, it is one of the oldest classic horse races. It launched in 1857, based on the information from racing information portal Racing and Sports. Bellx reportedly does not have any problems garnering a St Leger start. It is because, among the 19 entries, she ranks sixth in the ballot order.
Dabernig has evaluated the most recent form of Bellx. He remarked that the three-year-old daughter of Aythreeeighty and Rock Hero would be competing in this weekend’s horse race with a reasonable chance. Moreover, the co-trainer of David and Ben Hayes cited that the Euroa racehorse appears to be going well and has remained healthy.
Dabernig affirmed that their advance to the race distance of 2,800 metres would not bother Bellx, considering that the female racehorse had never performed terribly in any sporting event. Besides, Bellx had proven that she is a promising stayer, and had merely carried on with her improvements, the racehorse trainer relayed.